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Chef John creates divine combinations

About Us

Mangia Qui is Italian for eat here. Chef John McLaurin and his wife Cheryll, pondered names for their restaurant if the opportunity ever presented itself.

The History

Chef John started in the restaurant business at age 16 washing dishes. Over the years, Chef John began to develop a passion for wordly cuisines. At age 19, Chef John was invited to apprentice with Chef Federico's Desantis, executive chef & owner of Federico's Italian Eatery, a Virginia Beach local favorite for over 2 decades. There, Chef John developed a diversified culinary skill set that has brought him to where he is now.

While at Federico's, Chef John met his wife Cheryll. She spent over a decade working at Seaside Health Center at Atlantic Shores as a Certified Dietary Manager/Senior Caregiver. Since opening, Mangia Qui has added a new member to the family, Wes Wilkins.

Wes Wilkins has worked at premier Virginia Beach restaurants since 1995 including Federico's Italian Eatery. He has a growing passion for food and wine, studying to become a Certified Sommelier. Together, we have a desire to bring a higher level of cuisine and a full dining experience back to Virginia Beach's Town Center.

Mangia Qui Italian Bistro focuses on cooking authentic Italian-American cuisine with southern flair. We make everything in-house possible, including fresh bread, mozzarella, salad dressings, soups, and more. Mangia Qui does not use high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated fats or preservatives. We also utilize local farms & artisans for the freshest ingredients seasonally.

Opening Hours

Lunch Menu
Tuesday to Friday
11:00 am
03:00 pm
Tuesday to Thursday
4:30pm
09:00pm
Friday to Saturday
4:30pm
10:00pm
Sunday
4:30pm
08:00pm
TELEPHONE: 757-499-6001

Happy Hour

4:30 - 7:00
$5
Premium Wells
$1
Off beers craft & domestic
$9
Well martinis
$20
Select wine bottle
$2
Off Appetizers
$5
Select glass of wine
* BAR ONLY *

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OPEN HOURS
Tuesday to Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30pm - 09:00pm
Friday to Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 4:30pm - 8:00pm

757-499-6001

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550 Independence Blvd Virginia Beach,VA 23462 , Phone: 757-499-6001
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